Striking miners fired on in South Africa

South African police fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Saturday to disperse striking miners rallying in Marikana after raids on their hostels to seize weaponry, witnesses claim.

Marikana massacre

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Police opened fire Thursday on strikers at a South African platinum mine, with at least 12 miners killed or badly hurt, eyewitnesses say. A ...

Striking miners get heave

Striking miners killed one man by setting him on fire Thursday while another was fatally shot, apparently by police, in rekindled labor unrest in South Africa that saw police firing tear gas and...

South Africa's Lonmin Marikana mine clashes killed 34 ...

The Marikana massacre, which took place on 16 August 2012, was the most lethal use of force by South African security forces against civilians since 1976. The shootings have been described as a massacre in the South African media and have been compared to the Sharpeville massacre in 1960. The incident took place on the 25-year anniversary of a nationwide South African miners' strike.

2014 South African platinum strike: longest wage strike in ...

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More than 30 striking miners killed in South Africa | CP24

2014 South African platinum strike: longest wage strike in South Africa In democratic South Africa, the government allows citizens to express dissatisfaction through peaceful demonstrations. Workers are also allowed by legislation to embark on strikes when disputes with their employers arise.

South Africa's striking miners | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG - South African police opened fire Thursday on a crowd of striking workers at a platinum mine, leaving an unknown number of people injured and possibly dead. Motionless bodies


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